A Flores 1975 Gran Reserva Half Corona

Released at the 2013 IPCPR Convention, the A Flores 1975 Gran Reserve is one of the newest lines from Pinar Del Rio Cigars (PDR). Master Blender Abe Flores blends PDR cigars in Tamboril, Dominican Republic. Said factory blends and rolls not just PDR Cigars. They also blend and roll a hand full of other cigars […]


“Smoked Up” No.43

I am really enjoying the cooler weather we have gotten here lately. I just wish it would make up its mind and stick around! One day its in the 70s, the next its in the upper 80s. Its amazing how I stay from getting sick. The better weather and my new laptop allowed me to […]


“Smoked Up” No.34

Its Tuesday and time for another issue of “Smoked Up”. The last week was a very challenging one for me personally. Rewind to three weeks ago when I was at my buddy (who had a major stroke in December) “Uncle Bob’s” house that’s pretty much out in the sticks. Well, low and behold, I get […]


Pinar Del Rio 1878 Cubano Especial Capa Madura

A new blend from Abe Flores and Juan Rodriguez that fits into that budget consciences area for cigar smokers. From the looks of this stick you would never guess the price was as low as it is. Just a gorgeous presentation from the beautiful wrapper to the classy 2-tone dark, double band. From what I […]


Favorites: Habano

I was planning on having a review of the new Pinar del Rio 1878 Capa Madura up today but the video did not process by press time so I have for you the next list in my “Favorites” series (look for the PDR 1878 next Thursday). Today I have for you Habano wrapped cigars. Habano […]


Pinar del Rio Oscuro

Pinar del Rio is still a relatively new brand, but looking at these sticks and the packaging it’s hard to tell. There is a traditional feel to these cigars that really interested me from the time they were released. These cigars are produced by Tabacos Don Leoncio, S.A., a partnership between Abe Flores and the […]